Breast milk is the “best” milk for babies. While breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your newborn, it doesn’t always come easily. Support makes all the difference.
Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Lactation Counselors are here to help. We offer in-hospital and outpatient one-on-one consults and care planning, virtual classes and phone/email contact options. Breastfeeding Friends, our monthly mothers’ group, is not currently meeting but will resume as soon as we can safely be in person together again.
Please call us at 270-417-5338 or email LactationServices@OwensboroHealth.org at any time to discuss preparing to breastfeed, questions, challenges, or for moral support.
Preparing to breastfeed your baby
Parents feel more confident in the early days with breastfeeding when they attend prenatal classes, watch videos, and talk with other experienced breastfeeding moms. We recommend all pregnant mothers attend our prenatal breastfeeding class, now offered virtually, and download the free Coffective App (Apple / Android) filled with video content and tips to set yourself up for breastfeeding success.
For informative content and real mom stories, please watch our Facebook video series designed with new moms in mind. See videos such as:
- Best Start with Breastfeeding
- Choosing Your Feeding Plans Before Birth
- Five S’s for Calming Crying Babies
- Infant Massage
- Breastfeeding and Returning to Work Part Time
- Weighted Feeds
- Wearing Your Baby
- Myths and Benefits of Breastfeeding
Additional Breastfeeding Resources
The following organizations are good resources for information on breastfeeding.